Turkey's rough ride to EU accession

Entry excitement wanes as questions arise over national identity.

    Turkey's desire to join the European Union has raised questions of national identity for a country wedged between East and West.

    Analysts say the constitutional court's decision to ban the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party this week has not helped their cause.

    Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr talks to the people of Istanbul about the prospect of joining the the bloc. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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